The Pentagon’s Contracting Gurus Mismanaged Their Own Contracts


The Pentagon’s contracting gurus repeatedly made massive, preventable mistakes while managing contracts for a critical software project of their own, violating federal budget law along the way, according to scathing internal reports and other records obtained by the Project... Read more

The Forgotten Tale of How Allied Bombers Chased a German Sub to Its Doom


In June 2018, Spanish media reported that divers Anxi González Roca and Eduardo Losada... Read more

New Spy Drone Flies Non-Stop for a Month


Airbus’s Zephyr solar-powered drone flew for 25 days straight during a test-flight over Yuma,... Read more

In the 1980s, the Pentagon Was Desperate to Avoid Nuking the Middle East


In a secluded section of MacDill Air Force Base, four miles south of Tampa,... Read more

The Jewish Card Shark Who Became a Chinese General


“I can go into China whenever I wish to,” Morris Cohen bragged to a... Read more
Comandos Sin Fronteras
A principios de junio de 2018, en un pequeño puesto militar cerca de la ciudad en ruinas de Jamaame,...
‘Being Friendly to One Another’

‘Being Friendly to One Another’

Secretary of Defense James Mattis was recently honored with a Distinguished Service Award by The Center for the National...

The Pentagon’s Contracting Gurus Mismanaged Their Own Contracts

The Pentagon’s Contracting Gurus Mismanaged Their Own Contracts

The Pentagon’s contracting gurus repeatedly made massive, preventable mistakes while managing contracts for a critical software project of their...

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is Boldly Anti-Imperialistic

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Is Boldly Anti-Imperialistic

Sorry to Bother You, an explicitly left-wing surrealist satire written, directed and produced by Oakland-based rapper Boots Riley has...

American Weapons Cause Chaos All Over the World

American Weapons Cause Chaos All Over the World

American weapons makers have dominated the global arms trade for decades. In any given year, they’ve accounted for somewhere...

The Fictional Nuke Film That Won the Oscar for Best Documentary

The Fictional Nuke Film That Won the Oscar for Best Documentary

This story originally appeared on May 29, 2015. It’s a little after 2:00 p.m. in Kent — an English...

The Forgotten Tale of How Allied Bombers Chased a German Sub to Its Doom

The Forgotten Tale of How Allied Bombers Chased a German Sub to Its Doom

In June 2018, Spanish media reported that divers Anxi González Roca and Eduardo Losada and naval historian Yago Abilleira...

The U.S. Navy Is Re-Arming for Surface Warfare

The U.S. Navy Is Re-Arming for Surface Warfare

In 2016 the U.S. Navy possessed just one surface-launched anti-ship missile type — Boeing’s Harpoon, a munition that first...

‘Threads’ Is One of the Most Horrifying Films I’ve Ever Seen

‘Threads’ Is One of the Most Horrifying Films I’ve Ever Seen

This story first appeared on May 5, 2015. In the basement, a few days after the bombs dropped, Ruth...

New Spy Drone Flies Non-Stop for a Month

New Spy Drone Flies Non-Stop for a Month

Airbus’s Zephyr solar-powered drone flew for 25 days straight during a test-flight over Yuma, Arizona beginning on July 11,...

Texas Megachurch Preaches the Power of Drones

Texas Megachurch Preaches the Power of Drones

This story originally appeared on Aug. 25, 2014. The video opens on a birds-eye view of a city through...

Britain’s New Spy Planes Are Practically Spacecraft

Britain’s New Spy Planes Are Practically Spacecraft

A version of this story originally appeared on Aug. 22, 2016. In July 2018, Airbus Defense & Space announced...

Play the Pentagon-Funded Video Game That Predates ‘Pong’

Play the Pentagon-Funded Video Game That Predates ‘Pong’

This story originally appeared on July 27, 2014. Before Call of Duty, before Mario and even before Pong there...

The Stoner Arms-Dealer Is Back

The Stoner Arms-Dealer Is Back

In the summer of 2018, a federal administrative tribunal that presides over disputes between contractors and the government rendered...

In 2013, Fake News Claimed Barack Obama Tried to Nuke South Carolina

In 2013, Fake News Claimed Barack Obama Tried to Nuke South Carolina

A U.S. nuclear bomb exploded off the South Carolina coast after U.S. military leaders refused an order by Pres....

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